Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
"Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone." -George Fox

Nashville Friends Meeting

Nashville Friends Meeting is a faith community called together to listen for and carry out what God/the Divine would have us do, individually and together. Grounded in the knowledge that there is "that of God" (also called the Light, the Seed, or the Christ) within every person, we seek to live in wholeness and to be faithful according to that Truth. Because of this, we strive to let our lives speak, demonstrating to each other and the world our testimonies of integrity, community, peace, equality, simplicity.

-Statement of purpose approved Fifth Day, Fifth Month, 2004.

We believe that we are all called to ministry. We do not have a pastor or paid clergy. We believe that gifts of the Spirit are given for the good of the community and strive to recognize, affirm, and encourage expression of those gifts in each of us, regardless of gender expression, racial or ethnic identity, sexual orientation, background, abilities, or history.

Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 10:30-11:30 except the third Sunday of each month (please arrive early, as latecomers are admitted at 10:40 only). On third Sundays our business sessions are integrated into worship, with open worship starting at 10 until a query is read at 10:40, worship centered on the query until 11, followed by worship with attention to business.

Guests are very welcome and we have informational brochures that you may pick up in the entry area if you wish, as our habit of silent worship is relatively different from that of most Christian denominations.

We have four age-groups of children receiving religious education during worship time. Your children are welcome to join us, and youth 12-18 can participate in regional retreats (see SAYF).

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays after worship, adult education topics are offered at 11:45 a.m. in a time we call 2nd Hour.

"There is a principle that is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath different names. It is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity." -John Woolman

 

Meeting Times

Worship: Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
* Third Sundays: Worship 10 a.m., Query 10:40 a.m., and Worship with attention to business 11 a.m.

Childcare and First Day School (relgious ed) are available.

Second and fourth Sundays:
Worship sharing 9:00 a.m.
Second Hour 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 
See Events page for topics.

First Sundays: Potluck 11:45 a.m.

What's New

   Ministry and Counsel has been in heavy discernment about Nashville Friends Meeting and where and how we are being called. We feel it is time to bring this work to our larger community. We would like to begin this by trying something new: A threshing session that will grow out of our next meeting for worship with attention to business on September 17th. 
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September 22-24 at Montgomery Bell State Park Group Camp #1. Help is need with planning and prep. Email Mary Linda if you can take on a task: [email protected].

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On November 27, 2016 Nashville Friends Meeting approved a minute in uniting with the letter below, written by Friends in New England Yearly Meeting:

Call to Prayer and Support for Standing Rock, Nov 3, 2016

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This is a list of all positions of responsibility and committees within Nashville Friends Meeting. If you have questions concerning the functions of any of these entities, feel free to inquire.

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Worship with us!

(615) 329-2640
Nashville Friends Meeting
530 26th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
United States
Meeting Times: 

Worship: Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
* Third Sundays: Worship 10 a.m., Query 10:40 a.m., and Worship with attention to business 11 a.m.

Childcare and First Day School (relgious ed) are available.

Second and fourth Sundays:
Worship sharing 9:00 a.m.
Second Hour 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 
See Events page for topics.

First Sundays: Potluck 11:45 a.m.